Takmarkašur įrangur og brigšul vindorka dregur śr virkni og hagkvęmni vindmyllu-virkjana

Grein, sem hin glögga Vala Andrés­dótt­ir Withrow kom į fram­fęri į Face­bók Glópa­lįns, er um­hugs­unar­verš, žótt hér verši ekki dęmt um gildi žessa į Ķslandi:

Gone with the Wind: Ineffic­iency and Hazard­ous Nature of Wind Energy Impedes Renew­able Crusade

Myndanišurstaša fyrir windmills

Wind energy is infinite, clean, a friend of climate, and the future of our energy sector.  That is the green gospel we hear from renewable-obsessed environmentalists and politicians every day.

If wind energy is what they claim it is, why are the economic powerhouses of the world increasingly turning toward fossil fuels and nuclear, not toward wind?  If wind is affordable and efficient, as they claim, why does it need subsidies to flourish?

The answers to these questions reveal that wind energy is not what it is portrayed to be.

Intermittent Generation and Hyper-Sensitiveness to Weather

It is a well known fact that wind energy is intermittent — i.e., it can generate stable electricity only when the wind speed is at an optimum level.  This is known as rated wind speed, which is around 26–30 miles per hour, or 12–14 meters per second.  A little slower, and the generation is inefficient.  A little faster, and turbines risk getting damaged.

Unfortunately, average wind speeds are not stable, so neither is the energy generated.  Wind changes direction and speed minute by minute for various reasons.  Furthermore, geographical regions have different wind-generating capabilities during different seasons.  Some turbines remain non-operational for months when average wind speeds are lower than 10 miles per hour.

Energy generation can also be affected by cold weather and storms.  This was the case earlier this year when the cold weather from a polar vortex affected wind operation in America“s Midwest, impacting the only season when wind energy generation is optimum there.  Besides rendering them incapable of generating electricity, the cold weather also damages the turbines and other parts.

Canada, a country familiar with cold weather limitations of wind, estimates that cold weather accounts for a loss of $85 million USD annually.  The loss is attributed to three main factors: accumulation of ice on wind turbine blades, resulting in reduced power output and increased rotor loads; cold weather shutdown to prevent equipment failure; and limited or reduced access for maintenance activities.

The Cost: Loss of Money, Increased Power Prices, and Blackouts

Despite the seasonal variation and no assurance of a stable wind speed, the wind industry has managed to grow rapidly, thanks to the restrictive climate change policies that favor renewables against fossil fuels.

As a result of this blind love for wind energy, countries have lost a lot of money invested into the wind sector.  The U.S. Energy Information Agency“s annual energy outlook states that wind (and solar) energy contributed a mere 3 percent of total energy consumption in the U.S. last year, despite consuming a cumulative $50 billion in subsidizes

Moreover, some territories like Scotland compensate wind energy companies if electricity generated exceeds the demand.  The government makes up for the financial loss by increasing the electricity bills of consumers.

Furthermore, the increased cost of generation and transmission has resulted in increased power prices.  Environmental commentator Michael Shellenberger noticed that electricity prices have risen dramatically in countries that rely heavily on wind: "Electricity prices increased by 51 percent in Germany between 2006 and 2016 (wind and solar) and over 100 percent in Denmark since 1995 (mostly wind)."

This renewable-driven sharp rise in electricity prices is also observed in numerous states in the U.S. (especially California) that made heavy investments in wind and solar.

The highly seasonal and intermittent nature of renewable electricity means that some countries also run the risk of a complete energy blackout when wind fails.  The 2016 blackout in Australia caused by wind energy failure is a classic example.

Hazardous to Birds, Humans, and the Environment

Besides being inefficient and expensive, wind energy has also been found to be hazardous during its manufacturing phase and operational phase.

A generator for a high-end wind turbine requires as much as 4,400 pounds of neodymium-based permanent magnet material.  When neodymium is produced, the carcinogenic and radioactive waste is dumped into lakes, making both the water and the surrounding air toxic.  It is estimated that seven million tons of waste a year are dumped into a single lake in China, which is the largest producer of neodymium.

Wind turbines are the largest killers of birdlife globally.  They have a special liking for raptors and are infamous for adversely affecting many endangered species.  An operational wind turbine is a certified bird-killer.

Wind turbine accidents are also becoming increasingly common.  In the U.K. alone, hundreds of accidents are reported every year.  Globally, thousands of wind structural collapses and related accidents occur annually.

All these factors make wind energy untenable.  Even in the best operating seasons, wind has no competitive edge over conventional energy sources.

Some countries are already moving away from wind.  Poland aims to scrap all its operational wind factories by 2035.  (They“re not farms, by the way.  Farms grow plants and animals.)  China has refused to approve further wind projects due to their inefficiency and higher costs.

Aside from isolated local applications not yet served by major electric grids, wind has little future in a world moving toward technological finesse in energy generation technologies.  Wind makes us rely on a resource that is highly volatile and not under our control, thereby making it unsustainable no matter our advances in turbine technology.

Any hopes of a wind energy–powered utopian future are gone with the wind, literally.  The wind sector functions solely to feed the pride of renewable crusaders, at taxpayers“ and ratepayers“ expense, and has been a burden to the world that is pushing toward energy development.

Vijay Jayaraj (M.Sc., environmental science, University of East Anglia, England), research associate for developing countries for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, lives in Bangalore, India.


Vilja žęr žetta sjįlfar?

Af žvķ aš hįvęr­ustu femķn­ista­trunt­ur tala um žaš sem SJĮLFS­įkvörš­un­ar­rétt aš fį aš fara ķ fóst­ur­eyš­ingu, liggur beint viš aš spyrja, hvort bjóša megi žeim SJĮLF­UM upp į slķka meš­ferš, ž.e.a.s. žį sem žęr vilja bjóša ófęddu barni sķnu upp į: lim­lest­ingu og drįp meš kvöl (žegar fóstriš er komiš į žaš skeiš, ekki seinna en 20 vikna). 

SJĮLFAR tel ég žęr raunar aldrei komast frį žessu athęfi sķnu, žvķ aš žęr verša aš axla įbyrgš sķna fyrir dómi Drottins Jesś (sjį Matth.25.31-46), nema žeim hafi aušnazt meš išrun aš fį fyrir­gefningu žessa alvarlega siš­feršis­brots sķns.

Svo mį enn ręša um žessa meintu SJĮLFSĮKVÖRŠUN, žegar haft er ķ huga, aš žessi "RÉTTUR" hefur beinlķnis veriš farvegur fyrir marga karlmenn (barns­fešur, eigin­menn, fešur) til aš "bśllżja" viškomandi konu til fóstur­eyšingar. Allnokkur dęmi munu žvķ finnast, sem fela ķ sér mesta blóšskuld viškomandi manna, en konan jafnvel ekki įbyrg vegna naušungar sem hśn hafi veriš beitt til fóstur­eyšingar.

Ennfremur bera vitaskuld beinir GERENDUR, lęknar og hjśkr­unar­fólk, žunga įbyrgš ķ hverju slķku tilfelli. Žau eru ekki undan­žegin frį lögmįli Drottins ("žś skalt ekki mann deyša"), og lękna­eišurinn žyngir enn įbyrgš žeirra. En von eiga žau öll fyrir­gefningar hjį Drottni, ef žau išrast, en žį žurfa žau lķka aš "bera įvöxt sam­bošinn išruninni" (Matth.3.8). Ķ žeirra tilfellum viršist mér veršug­ast, aš sį įvöxtur birtist ķ vitnisburši žeirra um helgi lķfsins og um žaš margt sem žau geta upplżst um ljóta framkvęmd žessara mįla, ž.į m. bein lagabrot og falsašar skżrslur um lęknisverk.

19 vikna fóstur aš sjśga į sér žumal­fing­urinn:Myndanišurstaša fyrir fetus sucking thumb

Hefur mamma SJĮLFSįkvöršunarrétt yfir MÉR? Ekki gaf ég henni hann, eša žykist hśn vera meš skriflegt umboš?! Eša kannski umboš frį Guši sem skapaši mig? Ekki svo aš mér né honum sé žaš kunnugt!


Kažólsk kenning fylgir ekki tķšaranda veraldarhyggjumanna

Jafnvel sį frjįlslyndi pįfi, sem viš höfum nś, Franz I, segir žaš andstętt kristinni trś aš breyta žvķ kyni sem Guš hefur gefiš okkur.


Borgarstjórinn, sem alls stašar vill sżna sig, en hefur ašeins minnihluta atkvęša į bak viš sig og er ber oršinn aš fjįrhagslegum axarsköftum

Birtast žarna bręšur tveir
ķ brśšuleik.
Svoddan apar eru žeir
meš allt ķ steik!

 
Aušvitaš žurfti hann aš sżna sig meš žeirri įgętu Helgu Steffensen, og öll tękifęri eru notuš til aš tala um eitthvaš annaš en axarsköft hans og hörmulega fjįrmįlastjórn žrįtt fyrir ofurskattheimtu! En žarna bauš hann svo sannarlega upp į tękifęri til aš kveša į hann vķsu!
 
Bara nżjasta dęmiš, af vitanum nżja: Tókuš žiš eftir žvķ, aš sleppt var ķ tilkynningu um hann aš nefna heildarkostnašinn: 175 milljónir króna ķ žessa tiltölulega einföldu smķš!
 
Žetta er nįttśrlega ķ takti viš risavaxiš braggahneyksli Dags og önnur fyrri axarsköft.
 
En minnumst žess lķka, aš sį borgarstjórnarflokkur, sem hann leiddi til vors 2018, nįši (ž.e. allir hans vinstri flokkar sameinašir) reyndar ekki nema 38,19%, žeir féllu ķ raun meš brauki og bramli og vantrausts-yfirlżsingu borgarbśa. Dagur situr nś viš völd meš minnihluta atkvęša į bak viš sķna stušningsflokka, sem fengu 46,35% atkvęša, aš "Višreisn" meštalinni, sem hingaš til hefur "afrekaš" žaš eitt aš reisa viš hinn fallna Dag Bergžóruson!!

Og jafnvel žessum hlįlegu 38,19% atkvęša nįšu Dagur og hans co-bandits einungis meš žvķ, sem skilgreinist sem KOSNINGASVINDL og veriš er aš krefjast endanlegrar rannsóknar į og ógildingar kosninganna!

Sbr. einnig fyrri grein mķna hér: 

Kosninga-"fikt" Dagsmanna: afbrot og stjórn­sżslu­hneyksli į fulla įbyrgš pólitķska meirihlutans ķ Rvķk

 
og hér: 

Enn reyna Rįšhśsmenn yfirklór vegna stjórnsżslubrota, ķ žetta sinn vegna kosningasvindls!

Og: Dagsmenn EYDDU tölvupóstum!

 

Óvinsęll Dagur B. af braggamįli o.fl. vandręšamįlum?

Ętli Dagur B. Eggertsson taki mark į žessu?

Dagur braggast ...

Sbr. einnig: 

Frįleit sóun Holu-Hjįlmars & Co. į 140 millj. króna ķ tvö pįlmatré vekur furšu og hneykslun

Borgaraleg skilaboš til Dags, Holu-Hjįlmars, Žórdķsar & Co.


ÓVART lokaši Halldór Jónsson verkfręšingur į athugasemdir frį bloggvinum sķnum!

Žaš er nś komiš ķ ljós, aš aldrei stóš žaš til hjį honum aš loka į mig eša ašra -- hann vildi einungis koma ķ veg fyrir rašinnlegg frį Žorsteini Briem (flest hef ég séš 25 ESB-žęgšar-innlegg frį Steina Briem ķ samfellu į einni vefsķšu!). 

En ég hafši, er ég reyndi aš setja inn aths. hjį Halldóri, fengiš žessi skilaboš frį bloggsķšu hans:

Žś hefur ekki réttindi til aš skrifa athugasemdir viš fęrsluna, žar sem höfundur hennar leyfir žaš einungis tilteknum notendum.

Og rangt upplżstur af žessum texta spurši ég hér:

"Hvaš hef ég af mér gert til aš verša śthżst, Halldór minn? Er veriš aš anda of hressilega fyrir žinn smekk į Sjįlfstęš­is­flokkinn (fyrrverandi?) į sķšu žinni? Eša hver lį ķ žér meš kröfu um aš žś lokašir į mig? ..."

En nś er ķ ljós komiš, aš žetta var allt į misskilningi byggt og Halldór jafn-traustur mįlsvari ritfrelsis og hann hefur alltaf veriš. Óska ég honum til hamingju meš aš hafa fengiš góša śrlausn į žeim tęknivanda, sem upp kom į sķšu hans.


Björn Bjarnason kemur upp um sķna menn

Björn skrifaši um orkupakka­mįl­iš ženn­an laugar­dag og virš­ist hafa komiš žar upp um samsęri stjórn­valda gegn žjóš­inni, en honum žyk­ir žaš bara hiš sjįlf­sagš­asta mįl, eins og hitt aš žręla mįlinu gegnum žingiš eins hratt og žeim er frekast unnt. Hann ritar:

"Unnt er aš setja žrišja orku­pakk­ann į dag­skrį žings­ins hvenęr sem er. Ķslensk stjórnvöld hafa skuld­bundiš sig til aš innleiša hann og mikill meirihluti er fyrir mįlinu į žingi." (Auškennt hér, jvj)

Jį, žessi rķkisstjórn hefur žį eftir allt saman "skuldbundiš sig til aš innleiša orku­pakkann" -- merkilegt, ef satt er! Af hverju var ekki opinskįtt sagt frį žvķ ķ žinginu? Žį er, eftir į aš hyggja, skiljanlegt aš flokk­arnir hafa keyrt į žaš frį byrjun, blindir į allt annaš og aldrei hugsaš sér aš žurfa aš byggja mįliš į rökum, hvaš žį aš nokkur mįlamišlun kęmi til greina, eins og aš fara fyrst meš mįliš fyrir sameiginlegu EFTA-nefndina.

Hann ritar og: "Ętķš žegar įgreiningur af žessu tagi veršur į alžingi leitast forystumenn viš aš nį samkomulagi sem leysir hnśtinn." En žaš er alveg ljóst af mįli hans, aš ķ hans huga er žetta bara spurning um hvenęr vörnum fullveldis­sinnanna lżkur, ekki hitt, aš undanžįgu megi leita frį žessari ESB-reglugerš eša tilskipun.

Svo kżs hann aš kenna Sigmundi Davķš um allt saman, en žaš er alveg ljóst, aš vitmennirnir Žorsteinn Sęmundsson, Karl Gauti Hjaltason, Ólafur Ķsleifsson, Jón Žór Žorvaldsson, Birgir Žórarinsson o.fl. mešal žingmanna Mišflokksins hafa sjįlfir žróaš vel sķnar rökstuddu varnir og rök, en eru ekki handbendi eins eša neins.


mbl.is Valdiš hjį Alžingi óhįš fyrirvörunum
Tilkynna um óvišeigandi tengingu viš frétt

Af višsjįlli vinnustašarómantķk

Žessi grein, sem gęti gert żmsum gagn, er ķ óvitlausasta lagi į Smart­landinu hennar Mörtu Marķu, og er hśn žó alveg laus viš aš vera vitlaus, sś įgęta kona! En sumt, sem birzt hefur į Smart­landi (hvaša blaša­kona sem kann aš hafa skrifaš žaš) hefši alveg mįtt missa sig. Ekki veršur žó af žeim skafiš aš žęr eru djarf­sęknar ķ blaša­mennsk­unni, įvallt meš eitthvaš nżtt og ferskt, en stundum hégómamįl sem trufla menn frį alvarlegri umręšu­efnum, sem flestir ęttu aš kynna sér, hreinlega til aš geta veriš upplżstir og virkir borgarar ķ žessu lżšveldi okkar, en ekki śti į žekju, eins og žvķ mišur sumt af yngra fólkinu er nśoršiš.


mbl.is Mżtur um vinnustašarómantķk
Tilkynna um óvišeigandi tengingu viš frétt

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